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Clin Psychologist/Nurse Specialist/Social Wkr or C&A Psychotherapist

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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SpecialistClinical or Counselling Psychologist / Clinical Nurse Specialist / Social Worker / Family Therapist / Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist (GIDS Leeds)

Fulltime (37.5 hours) or part time (26.25 hours/7 sessions). Flexible working considered.

Based at GIDS Leeds (LS1 2LH)

The Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Adolescents (GIDS) is seeking creative and thoughtful clinicians to join us in our work supporting young people who are exploring their gender identity.

GIDS has two main centres in London and Leeds, with regional teams in Bristol and Birmingham and an outreach clinic in Exeter.

Main duties of the job

GIDS is currently going through a period of transformation, which makes this an ideal time to join for someone who wants to contribute to service development and help to share our future as a world-leading specialist service. We are working hard to ensure there is excellent engagement with all staff across the service and our service users.

Candidates should have experience in a relevant work setting, including experience with young people who present with a high level of complexity and require skilled and multi-layered assessments and intervention. Whilst some experience of working with children and adolescents presenting with gender dysphoria is desirable, the capacity to work sensitively and appropriately within a client and professional group, with diverse gender identity, sexuality, and of ethnically diverse backgrounds is essential.

If you are interested in our work and joining our team, we look forward to hearing from you. We embrace and value diversity and would welcome applications from all backgrounds and experiences.

If you would like an informal discussion about the position, please do get in touch by, stating your discipline and referenceBand 7 Leeds, and a member of the senior team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Interview date - 1st September 2022

About us

It is a priority for us that you feel valued and appreciated as part of a supportive team at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work/life balance.

The Tavistock and Portman Trust changes lives. For the last 100 years, we have proudly been at the forefront of exploring mental health and wellbeing and the work of the Tavistock has continually evolved to reflect new learning and develop new methods.

Candidates are requested to use the section Supporting Information on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the person specification, for this post.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are a cohesive, motivated and highly supportive multi-disciplinary team who enjoy working together on this key area for children and adolescents. The team is currently comprised of Clinical and Assistant Psychologists, Systemic Family Therapists, Social Workers and Clinical Nurse Specialists. We also have a dedicated research team which provides opportunities to engage with research within the service.

Due to the COVID pandemic, some work will continue to be carried out remotely. You will have the opportunity to carry out specialist assessments and offer consultation and training to allied professionals.

We offer a detailed induction, ongoing support and training forums including regular supervision and CPD sessions, clinical case discussion groups and reflective practice.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • PSYCHOTHERAPY 1) To have successfully completed Masters level training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 2) Membership of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists or equivalent organisation. FAMILY THERAPY 1) To have completed a qualifying level training course accredited by AFT 2) To be registered or eligible to register with UKCP CLINICAL OR COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY: 1) UK recognised Doctoral level training in Clinical or Counselling Psychology or Equivalent additional Specialist Knowledge / Training 2) Eligible for registration as practitioner psychologist with the HCPC 3) Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) SOCIAL WORK: 1) To be eligible for registration with the Social Care Council. 2) Certificate for Qualification in Social Work/Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent). 3) A post qualification in a higher degree (Masters, Doctorate or PhD) and/or an advanced Clinical Specialist Training in Psychotherapy or evidence of advanced clinical training and experience. NURSING 1) Registered Nurse - RMN (significant post qualification experience) 2) Qualification at degree level 3) Plus at least one of the following: Masters level qualification Masters/Post graduate qualification related to child mental health. Qualification other psychological therapy e.g. systemic work CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy
Experience Essential
  • Clinical experience in a relevant work setting, including experience with difficult, disturbed or challenging patient populations requiring skilled and complex assessments and interventions
  • Significant experience of working with children and adolescents, and their families, with complex difficulties and special needs
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team environment and multi-professional network, with awareness of issues for such networks and teams
  • Experience with difficult, disturbed or challenging patient populations requiring skilled and complex psychological interventions
Other Desirable
  • Capacity to work sensitively and appropriately within a client and professional group with diverse gender identity and sexuality and of ethnically diverse backgrounds.

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